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SLOuker
02-28-2009, 07:49 PM
Winter is releasing its grip here in Slovenia and yesterday was about 56 degrees F. I stepped out onto the balcony with my Uke, felt the sun on my face and smelled the clean warm air.

Strummed a few chords and played a couple of songs.

It seemed to really fit. The nice warm air and the sweet sounds of a Ukulele.

Andy

salukulady
02-28-2009, 07:55 PM
There is nothing more calming for me than to sit in the sand at the beach and play my uke. It's my therapy.

generem
02-28-2009, 09:02 PM
At least one day out of a week... I would drive to a park close to my work and practice. I get funny looks sometimes but it is very calming playing out in the sun. Now if I can get enough courage to sing too:D

geoffsuke
03-01-2009, 01:09 AM
i can't wait for the summer, where i'm going out to greece sailing. i can just imagine the uke, with the bars, yachts, sailing and the beaches. man that would be my heaven:D:smileybounce:

Stackabones
03-01-2009, 04:57 AM
It was 80F here in Texas for a few days, and then it dropped down to 50F in the days and 30F in the nights for the past couple of days. Soon, there will be bluebonnets and tornadoes.

Toucan Mango
03-01-2009, 05:52 AM
I picked up my first uke towards the end of 2008, I also have been trying to tropicalize my back yard the past few years & hope to put some finale touches this spring (pics in my profile), any way I know what you mean about the feeling of playing outdoors and my uke seems like it will be a great finale touch. :)

psesinkclee
03-01-2009, 06:17 AM
I'm looking forward to June. I'm heading off to Kruger Park in S. Africa to do research for my thesis project (I'm looking at the effects of fire and elephant damage on small mammal communites, for those who are interested :p). I'll be there for 2 months, and I really can't wait to play uke (and hopefully jam) with the other researchers at the research outpost around the fire at night or while just hanging around during the day. :shaka:

freedive135
03-01-2009, 06:18 AM
Yep seems spring is in the air.....

It was a wonderful 46 and sunny here in Denver yesterday which always makes it feel warmer till a cloud blocks the sun!!!!

I was out on the back porch strummin "My Little Grass Shack" enjoyin a Mai Tai when the next door neighbors wife steps out and starts doin some Hula moves.... turns out there is a Hula School here in Denver and she is taking lessons. Now I need to learn "Lovley Hula Hands" for her to dance to!!!!

I told the other half she needs to go take lessons.

WOW Toucan that is a nice yard... I'm turnin a little green here!!!! Wish I could do something like that here, oh well guess I just need to get started on that basement Tiki Bar.

jakeL
03-01-2009, 04:29 PM
SLOuker said it playing outside is cool.

my stairwell to get outside makes a cool sound
but its raining so i think ill stay inside.


cant wait for summer to jam at the beach

salukulady
03-01-2009, 04:32 PM
SLOuker said it playing outside is cool.

my stairwell to get outside makes a cool sound
but its raining so i think ill stay inside.


cant wait for summer to jam at the beachI live at the beach. Today my band practiced in my drive way and tonight I have a sunburn......it feels good!

Captain Google
03-01-2009, 05:06 PM
I have yet to uke outdoors. I can't wait until spring, when my weather should be better.

sukie
03-02-2009, 02:48 AM
I live at the beach. Today my band practiced in my drive way and tonight I have a sunburn......it feels good!

Sure, Sally -- rub it in. It's kind of hard to get a sunburn when it's 16 degrees. Too cold for me to be outside. I am jealous.

hoosierhiver
03-02-2009, 03:07 AM
I have several "emergency" hammocks around my property for sponatneous hanging out while playing uke,I definitely recomend it.

ricdoug
03-02-2009, 07:36 AM
Sure, Sally -- rub it in. It's kind of hard to get a sunburn when it's 16 degrees. Too cold for me to be outside. I am jealous.

I live and work at the beach. Also my work is less than a mile from http://www.museumofmakingmusic.org . It's in the 70's today, as it is most of the year. Ric

salukulady
03-02-2009, 08:16 AM
I live and work at the beach. Also my work is less than a mile from http://www.museumofmakingmusic.org . It's in the 70's today, as it is most of the year. RicYea, living in So Cal on the coast is really a tough gig.;)

sukie
03-02-2009, 09:16 AM
Enough of the "nice" weather talk. :wallbash:

If we are lucky it might get up to 40 (F) on Thursday. Yes, we are stupid to live here. But it keeps the cockroaches at bay.

Howlin Hobbit
03-02-2009, 08:59 PM
But it keeps the cockroaches at bay.

You must have wimpy cockroaches. I used to live in a place about a half hour north of here filled with roaches. If it got cold they killed some mice and made little fur coats.

HaileISela
03-02-2009, 10:57 PM
You must have wimpy cockroaches. I used to live in a place about a half hour north of here filled with roaches. If it got cold they killed some mice and made little fur coats.

sounds sweet...:uhoh:

I was wandering back home last night at 11 pm. I played the Uke in the abandoned main streets of my city (which is actually the capital of our federal state in northern Germany. something around 90k citizens...) I played the Uke till my fingers got to cold to play any further. But it was really nice. I don't think there is a better acoustic than the one you get on a brought, deserted street in late winter!

salukulady
03-03-2009, 04:01 AM
sounds sweet...:uhoh:

I was wandering back home last night at 11 pm. I played the Uke in the abandoned main streets of my city (which is actually the capital of our federal state in northern Germany. something around 90k citizens...) I played the Uke till my fingers got to cold to play any further. But it was really nice. I don't think there is a better acoustic than the one you get on a brought, deserted street in late winter!Bathrooms have nice acoustics......now if we could build a bathroom on a deserted street in late winter, in Germany, with hand warmers......

HaileISela
03-03-2009, 04:15 AM
Bathrooms have nice acoustics......now if we could build a bathroom on a deserted street in late winter, in Germany, with hand warmers......

sounds like a plan to me^^

Harold O.
03-03-2009, 04:24 AM
Bathrooms have nice acoustics......now if we could build a bathroom on a deserted street in late winter, in Germany, with hand warmers......

...and a hammock. Don't forget the hammock!

dominicfoundthemooon
03-03-2009, 04:29 AM
...and a hammock. Don't forget the hammock!

yes... i will say this... i was playing the ukulele on the floor of my bathroom with my macbook sitting on the toilet seat.. i was seeing if the reverb of the room would work well with garage band.. and besides the sound of the toilet water running.. it sounded good..

my future wife open the door and started cracking up.. when she heard me playing she thought i was playing while i was going to the bathroom.. but found it even better that i was playing on the floor..

then i thought.. humm.. maybe i need a little uke to hang by the toilet just in case inspiration hit me!

on the topic of outside.. it is like 20 here right now!! but it will be warm in a few weeks.. and i will play outside for sure!!

Harold O.
03-03-2009, 05:10 AM
yes... i will say this... i was playing the ukulele on the floor of my bathroom with my macbook sitting on the toilet seat..

When we remodeled, we put under floor heaters under the bathroom tiles. Niiiiiice.

njarugby
03-03-2009, 05:22 AM
no uking outside here...

however fiji in may!! hurrar! intend to uke/hammock outside there!

sukie
03-03-2009, 07:52 AM
You must have wimpy cockroaches. I used to live in a place about a half hour north of here filled with roaches. If it got cold they killed some mice and made little fur coats.

Nah, they're here. The sub-zero weather just makes them hide a little deeper.

haole
03-03-2009, 08:19 AM
It's been within two degrees of freezing the last few days, and we have over a foot of snow on the ground. :( Once it goes above 50 it's beach weather so I'll be at Jones Beach a couple times a week with my Flea and a big blanket.

I have many happy memories of sitting on Sunset Beach under millions of stars, just strumming my uke until I fell asleep. Wish we could afford it this year.

Howlin Hobbit
03-03-2009, 08:44 AM
It's just now flirting with weather in the low 50's here.

But we've had a number of days recently that had that spring smell to the air. Yay!